Talk:British M-class submarine

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Vidar / Vidal / Conrad[edit]

The text says that the M1 was rammed and sunk by the Swedish collier SS Vidar. The Submariners' Association, which seems to be the best single internet source on the M-Class, says that it was sunk by the SS Vidal. Google seems to greatly favour Vidar. A shufty on Google suggests that the author Joseph Conrad was first mate on this ship in the late 1880s, [1] and that it was eventually sunk by U21 in 1940, [2] [3] although it could have been another ship with the same name. -Ashley Pomeroy 14:50, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Out of spec[edit]

A couple of issues. One, can somebody clarify the spec box on what the exact armament was for each boat? As it now stands, it looks like all four had the 12", which is contradicted by the lead. Also, the box says M-3 & M-4 had 21" tubes, but this page says the 21" wasn't introduced til 1927 in the O-boats. One of them has to be wrong. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 14:31, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

More details about M -class[edit]

Has anyone found any other sources for history of M-class submarines? I wonder if there are any archival records now accesible? Acording to my father my grand father (Stoker PR Breckon) served on an M-class while he was a naval reserve after WWI and at some point it was nearly lost, stuck on the sea bed unable to surfacefor a while. It would be interesting to verify this story and to be able to work out which M-class it was. I have what service records the natonal archive have, but they only cover the early part of WWI. Billlion (talk) 10:58, 8 November 2014 (UTC)